Sit straight in a chair in a comfortable position.
Breathe in deeply, hold it, and exhale completely. Repeat three times.
Relax. Visualize yourself in God's presence.
Using the words of this mantra, say slowly:
Lord have mercy...
Repeat a few times.
Relax and breathe in deeply, hold it, and exhale completely.
You are simply trying to focus yourself to pay attention to your conversation.
In this arid night solicitude for God and yearnings about serving him increases.
St. John of the Cross
As the soul experiences dryness in the midst of this night, it is drawn to God with even deeper longings and desires to serve God alone. In your prayer today, ask to be drawn closer to God who yearns for you even more.
Quiet yourself. Open your heart.
Take three deep breaths.
Disconnect and listen.
How long would you like to pray for?